Loft Conversions Harrogate

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Lofts can add a new dimension to home living by creating 2,3 or more new rooms & adding extra living space to your property

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Planning Department Harrogate Planning Applications Harrogate

Loft Accomodation Harrogate What type of living space do you want?
Think of how you want to use any extra living space: Master Bedroom with ensuite, Children's Bedrooms, Storage, Office Space, Dining Room or Large Kitchen
Loft Hatch Harrogate How much extra living space do you want?
Rather than purely convert your loft area it's worth considering how much extra space you want or need and decide if a loft conversion, extension or both may be required
Building History Harrogate Local History Harrogate
Take a look at neighbouring houses in your street and locale; use a notebook to record what kind of alterations have been allowed then make a rough plan of the type of loft conversion you want

Submitting Harrogate Building Plans to Harrogate Planning Department

Planning Advice Harrogate Contact Your Local Planning Department
Talk to your local planning department and ask if they will meet with you to discuss their current policies regarding extensions and alterations to your property
Planning Help Harrogate Help From Your Planning Office
They handle many planning applications and know which applications are approved and which are rejected; Use their knowledge to short-list the type of property developments that are likely to be approved and use this as your strating point when considering a loft conversion or extension to your home

Building Neighbourly Relations

Local ApprovalHarrogate Do your neighbours approve?
If your neighbours have no problems with your idea or you can agree on the areas likely to raise objections then you're less likely to have a neighbour complain when the planning department contacts them once you submit your planning application
Local Opinion Harrogate How Do Your Neighbours Feel?
Talk to your neighbours about your plans and ask them if they have any objections before you begin consulting about building plans

Harrogate Loft Conversion Plans

Building Plans Harrogate Initial Home Improvement Plans Harrogate
Once you have a clear idea about the type of loft extension or conversion it's time to make initial sketches and plans of the room sizes and types you want - Base your initial plans on existing rooms so you can have a better idea of how the space can work
Dormer Construction Plans Harrogate Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Harrogate
If you can incorporate dormer windows into your loft alteration then you can increase the available floor space within any loft rooms
Loft Construction Plans Harrogate Available Loft Space
Standing room is important so you need to get a reasonably accurate idea of the available loft space where you can stand upright

Harrogate Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

Expert Architectural Plans Harrogate Loft-Attic Plans Harrogate
Time to call in the experts - You are now ready to get help from Loft conversion and extension experts
Meeting Plans Harrogate Talking Through The Building Process
Ask someone to visit your home and go through your ideas so you feel comfortable with the planning permission and home alteration process for Harrogate and can get advice on what is involved including a cost estimate for your building work or loft conversion

Loft Flooring Harrogate

Floor Joists Harrogate Will The Loft Floor Be Strong Enough?
Ceiling joists will have to become floor joists then cope with a much greater weight loading hence will need to be strengthened

Sound Insulation Harrogate Loft Sound Proofing and Fire Protection
If the loft is to be used as an additional living space then the floor will need to incorporate sound proofing materials and fire protection
Wooden Joists Harrogate Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Floor Support Harrogate Strengthening your loft floor
Most modern lofts were only designed to support ceilings and occasional loft access and would not take the weight of a loft floor with storage or furniture hence without warping and damaging the ceiling below
Wooden & Steel Beams Harrogate Wooden or Steel Support Beams
In order to ensure the loft is sturdy enough to handle storage and living requirements; the floor should be strengthened with additional wooden or steel beams to spread the additional load of a loft room

Construction: Trussed Rafters Harrogate

Attic Alterations Harrogate Opening out the loft space
If there is sufficient loft height to create a serviceable room; then building regulations allow for trussed rafters to be replaced with an alternative roof support system that opens out the loft area
Attic Layout Harrogate Dwarf Walls and Loft Room Layout
As the attic-loft area is converted; the walls to create the new room layout will be constructed in the roof space: rafters and ridge beams will be upgraded and altered as required to maintain a solid integral roof and then the old roof trusses will be removed

Loft Hatch Installation Harrogate

Loft Staircases Harrogate Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Harrogate
Compact Spiral staircases and other permanent staircases will need building regulation compliance to ensure the structure remains safe and complies with fire regulations
Loft Hatch Opening Harrogate Loft Hatches for Occasional Access
If you want the loft hatch openend up and a retractable folding ladder-staircase then planning permission should not be needed

Harrogate Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Harrogate Flush Fitting Loft Windows
Velux windows and similar flush fitting windows for roofs may be allowed without planning permission as they do not materially alter the roof outline
Dormer Double Glazing Harrogate Dormer Loft Windows
Altering the outline of your roof by building a dormer window opening or similar roof alteration to increase the usable loft living space will require planning consent from the local authority and compliance with any additional local bye-laws and caveats

Bungalow Harrogate Dormer Roofs Harrogate

Loft Window Installation Harrogate Removing Roof Sections
The area of the roof to take the new dormer is removed and a dormer frame is constructed in-situ then strengthened with a skin of plywood, insulated and protected before completing the roof and flashing as designed and agreed
uPVC Guttering Harrogate New Fascias and Guttering
The exterior fascia boards are installed along with soffits and guttering to create a unified and weather proof roof structure

Harrogate Loft Interiors

Loft Room Storage Harrogate Loft Room Development
Depending upon the design the layout will allow for bedrooms, office space, an ensuite shower or bathroom, walk-in wardrobes so that the timber stud work is ready for the next stage
Stud Walling Harrogate Interior Stud Walls
The room layout is re-created according to the building plans with the construction of the interior stud walls

Harrogate First Fix Trades

Electrician Harrogate First Fix Loft Electrical Installation
Wiring for lights, switches and sockets will be made ready and additional heavy duty cable installed for a shower unit, whirpool bath etc
Plumber Harrogate First Fix Loft Plumbing Installation
Toilet, Bath, Shower and Sink locations will be marked on the plans and the appropriate waste pipes and water pipes will be installed; central heating radiators will also require installation of appropriate pipework to connect into the heating system

Harrogate Double Glazing: Lofts

Flush Fit LOft Windows Harrogate uPVC Flush Fit (Velux) Windows
Depending on the room layout; openings can be created in the roof to install double-glazed window units
Dormer PVC Windows Harrogate uPVC Dormer Windows
Once the interior loft structure is in place; new double glazing units can be installed into the ready-made opening

Thermal Loft Insulation Harrogate

Loft Insulation Harrogate Insulating the pitched roof
Insulation can be fitted between the rafters or within the stud walls of the conversion to ensure the the loft space complies with modern insulation requirements

Harrogate Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Harrogate Wall boards
With insulation, 1st fix plumbing and electricals in place the rooms can be plasterboarded and the individual loft areas made ready for plastering and joinery
Ensuite Harrogate Showers and Bathrooms
If the room is going to be finished as a wet room then the appropriate boards can be applied to create a waterproof shell

Harrogate Joinery - Loft Construction

Interior Doors Harrogate Door Casing
Depending on the desired finish, softwood door casings will be fitted to create the door openings and walkways
Replacement Skirting Boards Harrogate Skirting Boards
There are a huge variety of skirting boards available from narrow modern designs to the large fancy Victorian designs: Hardwood,softwood and mdf type skirting complete the popular choices
Joinery Services Harrogate Door Architraves
The architrave of choice will be fitted to complete the door openings - There are a vast range of architrave sets while usually a simple to maintain softwood architrave is fitted

Loft Plastering Harrogate

Plasterer Harrogate Skimming and Finishing
As with most building construction, the finishing trades start the transformation from building shell to home; plastering the walls and ceilings completes the first first fix stage

Harrogate Second Fix Trades

Shower Installation Harrogate 2nd Fix Plumbing Harrogate
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators
Door Furniture Fitting Harrogate 2nd Fix Joinery Harrogate
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
New Electrical Sockets Harrogate 2nd Fix Electrics Harrogate
Installing light fittings, switches and electrical sockets, connecting the shower and installing ring-mains into the main distribution board and fuse box (circuit breakers)

Loft Staircase Installation Harrogate

Attic Stairs Services Harrogate L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Harrogate Spiral Staircases
There's something quite exciting about a spiral staircase rotating its way into the loft space
Most spiral staircases are custom made in wood, steel, or mixed materials and come ready made to fit the specified loft opening
Spiral diameter, step height and rotation direction are all worked out in advance
Loft-Attic Access Harrogate Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Staircase Installation Harrogate Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run
Stairways to Attic Harrogate Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees

Harrogate Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Harrogate Stair Spindles Harrogate
An open effect can be achieved with glass panels instead of individual wooden, wrought iron or metal spindles or wooden panels
There's such a variety of spindle shape choice that 2 loft converions rarely use the same choice except for wall mounted hand rails
Staircase Fitting Harrogate Handrails Harrogate
Modern handrails for staircases and landings are available in a variety of profiles and maaterials with Hardwood, oak and pine being the most commonly used

Upstairs Flat Conversions Harrogate

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Harrogate Flat Conversions Harrogate
Depending upon the agreements covering the property and/or lease regarding loft space; it is perfectly feasible to convert the top floor flat into a twin level dwelling by adding a loft conversion

Harrogate Fire Doors

Bungalow Conversions Harrogate Bungalow to 2-Storey home in Harrogate: Fire Doors
Generally when converting a single storey bungalow to a 2-storey property normal interior doors will be acceptable
 Harrogate Fire Resistant Doors Harrogate
When needing to replace existing interior doors with fire doors due to a loft conversion; the ground floor and first floor rooms off the main landing will need upgrading and a higher rated door used into the attic conversion itself
Home Conversion Harrogate 2-Storey to 3-Storey Dwelling House in Harrogate
Converting a home in the Harrogate area to a 3-storey property with a loft conversion will require fire resistant doors

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Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Trusses: Timber

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Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

  • Harrogate Rainwater Collection
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Skylights - Windows
  • Harrogate Replacement Windows
  • Harrogate Skylights Fitted
  • Harrogate Velux Windows Installed
Roof and Ridge Tiles
  • Harrogate Ridge tiles re-pointed
  • Harrogate New Ridge Tiles Fitted
  • Harrogate Broken Tiles Replaced
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Flat Roofs Harrogate
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Roofing Tiles
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New Roofs

  • Harrogate Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced
  • Harrogate Pitched Roofs
  • Harrogate Flat Roofs
  • Harrogate Outbuilding Refurbishment

Roof Windows

  • Harrogate Skylights
  • Harrogate uPVC Windows
  • Harrogate Velux Windows
  • Harrogate Flush Fit Windows
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Chimney & Flue

  • Harrogate Chimney Cowlings Fitted
  • Harrogate Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
  • Harrogate Chimney Chimney Repointing
  • Harrogate Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Harrogate Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Harrogate Chimney Old Chimneys Capped and Vented


  • Harrogate Lead Roof
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  • Harrogate Concrete Tiles
  • Harrogate Velux Window Fitting
  • Harrogate Bargeboards
  • Harrogate Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Harrogate Skylights Fitted
  • Harrogate Cladding
  • Harrogate Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Harrogate Flat Roof Repairs
  • Harrogate Roof Coatings
  • Harrogate Soffits
  • Harrogate Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Harrogate Facia Boards
  • Harrogate UPVC Facias
  • Harrogate Ridge Tile
Electrics Harrogate

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Harrogate Felting
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Loft Beams Harrogate

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Felting Harrogate
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